The UCT Drama Department are proud to be co-convenors of the academic programmes for the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN) Conference, and the ‘Cradle of Creativity’, 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and Festival – the first of its kind on African soil.
The UCT Drama Department is proud to present our nine Fourth Year Theatre-Makers’ adaptations of nine African short stories as they attempt to explore the manifold experiences of becoming in contemporary Africa,
Adapted from Aeschylus’ great tragedy, Berkoff’s version of Agamemnon is about revenge, heat and battle, fatigue, the marathon, the obscenity of modern and future wars, dislocation and the abandonment of love in a thankless and unyielding world. It is also about the body, its pleasures and pains, and the power of desire.
Elaborating on his method of collage, Francesco Nassimbeni weaves drama, design, music and poetry to produce pieces that have been variously described as ‘tone poems’, ‘visual music’ and ‘theatrical mood-boards’. “All of it, Everything, Now, Together” concludes his study on visuality in performance at UCT and is an experiment in how graphic design can express itself through the medium of performance. This project is the culmination of his MA research.